Wester Aldie Farm
Wester Aldie Farm, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross-shire, KY13 0QQ
An attractive and highly productive mixed farming unit within commuting distance of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Wester Aldie provides a wonderful opportunity to secure a very secluded yet well-connected attractive farm. Wester Aldie is a highly productive mixed farming unit extending to about 267 acres in total, situated in a private position within commuting distance of Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow. At its heart, the farm includes a fully refurbished modern family farmhouse with 4 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The farm also offers development opportunities with planning consent granted for the construction of a new 5-bedroom house in a superb elevated site with wonderful southerly views. Wester Aldie is served by a range of traditional and modern outbuildings with capacity for up to 200 cattle. The land holding rises from 125 metres (410 feet) above sea level at the southern boundary to 178 metres (583 feet). The land is all south facing and consists of 91.06 acres arable, 140.60 acres grass leys, 25.18 acres permanent pasture, 5.07 acres woodland and 5.18 acres roads/buildings/water/ miscellaneous ground. Wester Aldie farmhouse The fully restored 18th century house is approached from the north via a private road with a gravelled courtyard area to the rear for parking. Wester Aldie Farmhouse has been sympathetically renovated by the current owners, providing modern spacious accommodation and has many features throughout, including the timber double glazed sash-and-case windows, the Aga in the kitchen, flag stone flooring, underfloor heating and open fireplaces. With special views towards the Cleish Hills, the accommodation is laid out as follows: Ground Floor: entrance porch, hallway, lounge, dining room, sitting room, dining kitchen (with Aga) and utility room. First Floor: landing, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further large bedrooms and family bathroom. The north end of the house is adjoined by a traditional steading providing a courtyard with charming semi elliptical arches which offers development potential for an extension, or an alternative use, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. There is a garden area to the front and side laid to lawn with patio and planted borders and striking far reaching views. Development Site The plot is situated in a peaceful position to the west of the farmhouse. The site extends to about 0.56 acres and was granted full planning permission (ref no: 08/00735/FUL) in December 2008 to construct a 5-bedroom house together with a double garage. The site works have been implemented and are sufficient such that the consent is in perpetuity. Farm Buildings Wester Aldie is served by a range of traditional and modern farm buildings together with a number of hardstanding areas. Three-phase electricity serves the traditional buildings whist the modern steading has capacity for housing around 200 cattle easily managed and fed with a feeder wagon. (See brochure for details of all farm buildings).
Wester Aldie Farm is situated close to the edge of the Ochil Hills and holds a commanding position overlooking the Cleish Hills about 3 miles from the village of Crook of Devon and only 27 miles north of Edinburgh. The nearby villages of Crook of Devon which lies on the major medieval east-west route between Stirling and St Andrews and Powmill have a range of shops, whilst the country town of Kinross (8 miles) provides a range of local services including shops, restaurants, several hotels, supermarket, primary and secondary schooling, and doctor’s surgery, curling rink, two golf courses and a Park & Ride service. Wester Aldie is conveniently located for the M90 motorway providing fast access to Stirling (17 miles), Perth (22 miles), Edinburgh (27 miles) and Glasgow (37 miles). Edinburgh Airport has flights to a variety of domestic and international destinations. There are plenty of private schools within easy reach including Dollar Academy only 7 miles away, as well as Craigclowan, Kilgraston, Glenalmond College, St Leonards and Strathallan. The surrounding countryside of the Ochil and Lomond Hills provides a variety of recreational activities including hill walking, mountain biking and horse riding. Nearby Loch Leven is renowned for its variety of bird life and excellent trout fishing. There are plenty of good golf courses in the area at Kinross, Dollar and Muckhart, whilst the Championship course at Gleneagles Hotel is 13 miles to the west and the old course at St Andrews 37 miles to the east. Excellent shooting, stalking and salmon fishing is available to rent on a number of nearby estates. There is a major livestock market located at Stirling together with plenty of agricultural merchants in the local area.